This is a port of Szymon's mesh_view program to Qt 4.0+ and libQGLViewer. Download the required libraries if you don't already have them:
Get the source:
Then you should be able to compile and run qtmeshview like so:
./qtmeshview <some models>
Currently it only builds under linux, but it should be a simple matter to change the .pro file for windows and mac.
I realize that libQGLViewer is another library to find and keep track of. However, I have found it useful. It provides a large amount of functionality such as camera keyframing, multiple object selection, basic scenegraph functionality, .jpeg and .png screenshots, and an arcball manipulator.